Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November Events for Ink

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November Workshop

Ink's Saturday afternoon workshop on November 21 has been cancelled.

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November Meeting

Mystery Writers Ink meets at 7 pm on Thursday evening, November 12. The venue is Owl's Nest Books in Brittania Shopping Plaza, at 815A 49th Ave. SW, Calgary.

Please note that the doors open at 6:45.

Playwright Caroline Russell-King will talk about "Motive, Opportunity and Means of Being a Playwright in Canada."

Caroline Russell-King is a prominent member of the community of playwrights in Canada.

She served as Vice President of The Playwrights Guild of Canada, where she has been a member for 25 years. She also worked with the national editorial board, adjudicating scripts for Playwrights' Canada Press and sat on the Public Lending Right Commission, in Ottawa. Caroline is the Literary Manager for Lunchbox Theatre and a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturges of the Americas. Caroline's plays have been produced all across Canada. Her most produced plays include Scrooge - The Female Version, From Here to Insanity, In the Cards, and Mounting Sex in the Afternoon Zone.

Caroline has been the recipient of many grants and awards. In 1997, two of her plays--Lucky Four and Pigeon Among the Cats--won Honourable Mentions in the National Playwriting Competition. Other awards include The Alberta Playwriting Competition (first prize, one act) and the New Play Development Program (two-time winner).

Her work has been published four times by Playwrights Guild of Canada. She has also been included in four anthologies by Playwrights Canada Press. She wrote, Strategies: The Business of Being a Playwright in Canada, (with Rose Scollard), published by Playwrights Canada Press.

Her drama, High and Splendid Braveries directed by Martin Fishman is being produced at The Studio Theatre at Vertigo in October and her new romantic comedy Mr. Fix It, directed by Kevin McKendrick, opens at Lunchbox Theatre in February.

Caroline's is working on a new comedy called Symphony in O.C.D. Major.